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Lesson Plans

RE: web sites

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craig roland (rol1851.EDU)
Sun, 6 Apr 1997 14:23:13 -0500

Regarding the issue of posting kids' names with their photos and art work,
I agree with Terry that getting permission from parents is a given. I've
been involved with several "kids' art" sites in the past few years. With
one, it wasn't an issue and we posted kids' first and last names. With
another, we posted only their first names, and in two others we posted
first names and last name initial.

We did discusss this issue on this list some time back and there was talk
of "web fear" generated by media stories. I don't have kids myself and
thus I can only imagine how parents might worry about their child being
stalked by someone as a result of posting their names on the web. But, I
must admit it is a stretch for me to imagine how someone would/could track
a child down at a school through their art work being posted on the web.

Someone in the earlier discussion on this issue suggested that kids invent
a "stage name" that would be used to identify their work on the web. This
seems to me to be a great idea...


CRAIG ROLAND. Associate Professor-Art Education.
Department of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida.
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